Dollar Day diehards flock to Clifton Hill museums
Annual event raises money for cystic fibrosis research
Hundreds of Niagarans braved chilly temperatures Sunday for the annual Dollar Day event on Clifton Hill.
Each year, many of the attractions along the Niagara Falls tourist strip charge just $1 for entry, and the money goes to cystic fibrosis research.
Despite the –8 C temperature, many of the attractions had long lines to get in, including the Ripley’s Museum, which had about 60 people waiting in line at about noon.
“It’s cold for sure, but if you bundle up it’s not so bad,” said Zeena Masih, who was waiting in the Ripley’s line with a group of her friends. “It’s a good chance to meet up with friends and spend the day together.”
The event is only open to local residents, and proof of residence is required to get the $1 deal. Masih and her friend Victoria Poirier said they make a point to support the event every year.
“It’s for a really good cause, so we make sure to go,” said Poirier.
The Dollar Days promotion was launched in 1989 after being organized by Nancy Clayton, vicepresident of the Niagara chapter for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Dollar Day on Clifton Hill brings big crowds to the Niagara Falls tourist district.
Proceeds from the $1 attractions go towards cystic fibrosis research.